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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 6th June 2020

A day of strong winds and thundery showers, birdlife was keeping its head down today. A Spoonbill flew east over the grazing marsh and 5 Little Egrets were counted, with a Little Grebe on the Broadwater and the mysterious appearance of 40 Canada Geese! Two Common Terns and a Little Tern flew along the Broadwater and Barn Owl, 4 Swifts, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers and a Stonechat were all of interest around the reserve.

Moths were few and far between, with 2 Cinnabars, Mottled Rustic, Common Wainscot, Marbled Minor sp and Anerastia lotella the only moths caught.


Storm clouds passing along the ridge, behind the scorched east bank!

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Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Watling Water
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills y'day Blakeney Harbour on west side at c7pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still